Taliban militants killedThe provincial Hajj and Religious Affairs chief for eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan Qazir Fazl Ahmad was executed by militants in central Maidan Wardak province.

Local officials in Wardak province confirmed that the dead body of Qazi Ahmad was found from Syedabad district early Saturday morning.

Qazi Fazal Ahmad was abducted by militants last week while he was on his way from Ghazni province to capital Kabul when he was abducted by militants.

Deputy provincial governor for Ghazni, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said two others including Qazi Ahmad’s driver and employee of Ghazni Hajj and Religious Affairs directorate were also kidnapped.

Local officials are saying that Qazi Ahmad was abducted by Taliban militants. However, the group has not commented in this regard so far.

There are no reports regarding the fate of Qazi Ahmad’s abducted driver and his companion.

Both Ghazni and Maidan Wardak are among the volatile provinces where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

The anti-government armed militants are usually targeting the government officials and employees who are travelling on main Kabul-Kandar highway that links capital Kabul with the eastern and southern provinces.

Taliban militants abducted at least 25 university lecturers and students from Ghazni province while they were travelling from Kandahar to Kabul city earlier in June.